Crisping
Crisp Crisp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crisped} (kr?spt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crisping}.] [L. crispare, fr. crispus. See {Crisp}. a. ] 1. To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to undulate irregularly, as crape or water; to wrinkle; to cause to ripple. Cf. {Crimp}. [1913 Webster]

The lover with the myrtle sprays Adorns his crisped tresses. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

Along the crisped shades and bowers. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The crisped brooks, Rolling on orient pearl and sands of gold. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To make crisp or brittle, as in cooking. [1913 Webster]

{Crisping iron}, an instrument by which hair or any textile fabric is crisped.

{Crisping pin}, the simplest form of crisping iron. --Is. iii. 22. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • crisping — krɪsp n. potato chip (British); baked desert of fruit covered with a crunchy topping (i.e. apple crisp) v. make brittle or crunchy; become brittle; curl adj. brittle, easily broken; sharp and clear (manner of speaking, tone of voice); lively …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Crisping iron — Crisp Crisp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crisped} (kr?spt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crisping}.] [L. crispare, fr. crispus. See {Crisp}. a. ] 1. To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crisping pin — Crisp Crisp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crisped} (kr?spt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crisping}.] [L. crispare, fr. crispus. See {Crisp}. a. ] 1. To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crisping sleeve — Hot Pockets, popular microwaveable products that utilize crisping sleeves A crisping sleeve is intended for use in a microwave oven to crisp and brown food items placed within it. Crisping sleeves consist generally of paperboard affixed with a… …   Wikipedia

  • Crisping-pin —    (Isa. 3:22; R.V., satchel ), some kind of female ornament, probably like the modern reticule. The Hebrew word harit properly signifies pouch or casket or purse. It is rendered bag in 2 Kings 5:23 …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Crisp — Crisp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crisped} (kr?spt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crisping}.] [L. crispare, fr. crispus. See {Crisp}. a. ] 1. To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crisped — Crisp Crisp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crisped} (kr?spt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crisping}.] [L. crispare, fr. crispus. See {Crisp}. a. ] 1. To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crisp — Crisp, v. i. To undulate or ripple. Cf. {Crisp}, v. t. [1913 Webster] To watch the crisping ripples on the beach. Tennuson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frisure — Fri sure , n. [F.] The dressing of the hair by crisping or curling. Smollett. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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